Supporting Us

Thank you for being here. We’d like to tell you why we need your donations.

Our workload has significantly increased, as has our need to raise funds.  
  • It costs us £120,000 to provide our services to 120 members
  • In 2019 it cost us £60,000 to provide services to 78 members
  • Our membership has grown by over 35% in 2 years
  • The number and type of services we offer has increased (additional weekly fitness classes, weekly Makaton Signing Choir, Walk and Talks)
  • The challenges faced by adult service care provision has a direct impact on the need from our members for our services. This need and demand for our work has grown

 

BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW YOU CAN HELP.

Give money

Make a Monthly Donation
Standing Order

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Download the above request form. Please return completed forms to Winchester Go LD, The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB.

Make a Cheque donation
By Post

Simply send your donation to our postal address:
Winchester Go LD,
The Arc, Jewry Street,
Winchester
SO23 8SB

Cheques should be made out to Winchester Go LD. 

If you are sending a cheque please include your Gift Aid form as below. 

DONATE through KindLink:

https://donate.kindlink.com/winchester-go-ld/2241

KindLink is a quick and easy way to donate online.  You do not need to be registered with an account.  Just follow the above link.

Online Donation or Payment
Internet Banking

Sort Code: 20 97 01

Account No: 63630056

Name: Winchester Go LD

Barclays Bank, Jewry Street, Winchester

Please include your Gift Aid form. 

GIFT AID declaration form here:

https://winchestergold.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Gift-Aid-declaration-multiple.docx

Gift Aid is a scheme available to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs). It means they can claim extra money from HMRC.

We can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. That’s as long as you’ve paid the basic rate of tax and make the donation from your own funds. That means Gift Aid can increase the value of your donations by 25%.

For online shoppers

There are some great schemes that can support Winchester Go LD whenever you do any online shopping.

It doesn’t cost anything, you just need to sign up.

Please save these to your bookmarks and use it whenever you’re shopping online.

Easyfundraising

Easyfundraising offers a simple way for charities and good causes to raise donations as well as a simple way for supporters to collect donations without it costing anyone a penny extra.

Every time a supporter shops online through easyfundraising with one of over 6,000 retailers on board, they collect a free donation for the charity or good cause of their choice.

Getting involved is simple:

Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ and sign up for free.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/winchestergold/?searchSessionId=de82bcfd-5ba1-44f1-b508-53b52e7f69c0

 

Amazon Smile – you shop Amazon smiles!


Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases at no cost to you.  Winchester Go LD is on the UK  Amazon site. 

It’s very simple to sign up, here are the steps:-

  1. Visit smile.amazon.co.uk and sign in with your Amazon.co.uk details

  2. Select your favourite charitable organisation to receive donations

  3. Start generating donations every time you shop for eligible items at smile.amazon.co.uk

  4. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.co.uk or install the Amazon Assistant to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

Fundraising

This is where we need YOU!

Tell us all the things you are doing to fundraise for Winchester Go LD.

Are you hosting virtual family quizzes?

Are you growing your beard for charity?

Swimming the channel?

Is it a friends and family Zoom Bingo night?

Let us know what you are doing to challenge yourself and bring people together all in the name of FUNdraising.

We appreciate everything that you do.

Click here to visit our JustGiving Fundraising site and set up your own fundraiser.

What your donations mean to us:

£15 one Walk & Talk – we have been offering this 1:1 session with our members during the Covid pandemic.

£40 one hour Community Advocacy – we listen and support our members to have their voice heard  

£50 Afternoon Tea per session (excluding general running costs) – 20 members attend this online session  

£70 for one Exercise class session – our popular online fitness classes 

Find out more about ideas for fundraising and our forthcoming events on our Fundraising Events menu.

Volunteers

Without volunteers, Winchester Go LD wouldn't be what it is today

We have an amazing group of volunteers whose kind and dedicated support enables us to do more activities and more Walk & Talks.

Our members are adults with learning disabilities. They are sociable and they like to have fun!

Volunteering is very rewarding and the flexibility means many of the opportunities can be fitted in around a working week.

Winchester’s large student community has formed strong links with the charity, and we are delighted to have volunteers from Peter Symonds College at Saturday Circuits; Winchester College at Tuesday drop-in.  Winchester University students get involved with all our groups and Walk & Talks.

We proudly continue offering the opportunity for new volunteers to give back and form long-lasting relationships with our community.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and there is no set amount of time that you have to offer. We will do everything we can to work around your availability and some volunteering can even be done from your own home.

What we offer

You’ll receive guidance and training and will be allocated a member of staff for on-going support.

As a volunteer you will be recompensed for any out-of-pocket expenses, and we may ask you to complete a DBS check for any of the Adult regulated volunteering roles (this will be explained depending on the role).

Why volunteer with us?

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills, gain experience in the learning disability charity sector, build contacts and friendships in the Winchester area.  But mostly it is about doing something good and making a difference to people with learning disabilities and autism and – of course – having fun!

If you are interested in volunteering with any of the above please get in touch.
Or if you have any skills that you would like to volunteer that would benefit the Winchester Go LD community, we would be happy to discuss further.

Please complete our Volunteer profile form to apply.

Your help will make a difference.

If you’d like to talk through any of these roles we’d be happy to answer any questions!  Please phone us on 01962 600281 or  email info@winchestergold.org.uk

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Trustee 

We have an exciting opportunity to join our board of Trustees. Our Trustees are responsible for leading and governing Winchester Go LD. We are lucky to have a team of enthusiastic and skilled board members who are looking to welcome a new Trustee with an interest in safeguarding and/or a legal background who would like to share their skills and support our incredible community of people who have a learning disability.

We are also looking for a new Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees.

If you or someone you know would be interested please contact Shelley Talbot: shelley@winchestergold.org.uk

Fundraising volunteer

We are looking to welcome a new volunteer to our fundraising team.

Our Fundraising Committee host several small events each year and one major event, currently the Garden and Craft Fair in the spring.

As a member of our Fundraising Committee, you would attend about 6 committee meetings each year and assist with planning and setting up our events.

Our fundraising events are great opportunities for us to connect with our supporters and to share information about the fantastic work our small charity achieves.

Our members play a key part in most of our fundraising events.

This is a perfect role for someone with enthusiasm, energy and new ideas to help the charity to continue its valuable work in supporting the learning disability community in the Winchester area.

More details here.

Walk & Talk volunteer

We are looking for volunteers aged 18+ with a love of people, who would like to meet up with members for regular Walk & Talks.  

Our Walk & Talks help relieve social isolation and promote physical activity. Being outside and having social interaction supports good mental health.

Weekly Group supporters

Our groups, both in person and online, offer activities and conversation.  These provide a fun way to engage with our members through discussion groups,  art, quizzes, fitness and Makaton.

Online groups are a great option for anyone on a busy schedule, less able to get to our location in Winchester.  We are also recruiting volunteers to help with our regular in-person groups.

Summer Day Trips and events

 If you have some spare time over the summer and you’d like to join our fun-packed summer programme for members please get in touch.  We have opportunities available to support us with our summer group day trips in July – September; the Para PBs on Thursday 25th August; and Smoothie Bike events.

We’d also love to hear from you if you’d like to volunteer at our monthly Go Social evening.  These are 7pm – 9pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Evenings include going out for ice cream, trips to the pub, bowling, discos and playing bingo.  Please ask for more details.

Employers

Are you an employer looking for staff?

  • You may be interested to know that research from the Joseph Rowntree Trust shows that people with learning disabilities are generally reliable, more likely to stay with one employer for a long time and tend to take less time off
  • Our members have a variety of skills and experience and we are always looking for more temporary or full-time employment opportunities.
  • We are always interested in finding more work experience and employment opportunities

Please contact us on info@winchestergold.org.uk or 01962 01962 600281 for a chat on how we might be able to help.

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is sometimes called ‘Give as you Earn’ and is a really easy way to donate to Winchester Go LD.  With payroll giving, the donations you make to Winchester Go LD are taken from your pay before income tax is deducted. Winchester Go LD would get a regular income, your donation goes further and it costs you less.

All you have to do is ask your employer if they offer the scheme or encourage them to sign up to this scheme

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/payroll-giving-approved-agencies

Match funding

If you take part in a fundraising event it is more than likely that your employer will either match the money you have raised (match funding) or make a donation to show their support.

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